welcome to this christian website

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Oct 25th – 2015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 130,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Wisdom that Works by Bob Stevenson, Choice Quotations and daily Meditations, working through the whole Bible. something to focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A GOLDEN PROMISE
“And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins” – 1 Peter 4:8

I like how the NIV Bible translates this verse… Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (NIV) When Adam and Eve fell in the Garden of Eden, they realized that they were naked and felt shame for the first time in their lives. It is terrible to feel uncovered and exposed. That is why so many of us try and cover our own spiritual nakedness with activities, accomplishments and possessions.

I love today’s promise because it says that love actually covers us. Not only does it cover all our sin, but love covers every area in our life where we feel naked and ashamed. The best definition of love that I know of can be found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. It talks about how patient love is, how kind it is, how it doesn’t get easily angered, how love believes all things, hopes in all things, and endures all things.

The love that we were created to receive will never fail. Ever. If you are struggling today with a feeling of being uncovered in some way, be encouraged to know that love will cover you completely, for that is what love does. It always protects.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
CORRECTIONS
Rev. Bob. Stevenson

“Anyone willing to be corrected is on the pathway to life. Anyone refusing has lost his chance”.

Read: Proverbs 10:17

Corrections are a common fact of life which unfortunately some folk imagine cease the day you leave school. How upset I used to be during my school years when I would get some work back from a teacher which had their red pen marks scribbled all over it. Apart from it offending my inborn sense of neatness, I was often even more upset to see the red corrections on a page which I had imagined was a perfect piece of work.

I did have some teachers whose classes I just loved to attend but there were others i just plain detested. The corrections I received from the teachers I liked seemed to be more palatable to accept than the teacher I didn’t take too kindly to. However, the fact remains, that we all have, on occasions, to receive some form of correction in order to put some wrong things right and also enable us to make the necessary adjustments to mistakes. Alter all, nobody can claim perfection and we cannot possibly be right all the time.

Happy are the people who learn to accept corrections, from whatever source, because the alternative is to rob your self of an opportunity to put wrong things right, and this can only happen if there is a willingness to stand corrected.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
GRADUATION

God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings. Just as graduations are not terminations, but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process, and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all, suffering will cease – Bernie Siegel
We don’t stop going to school when we graduate – Carol Burnett

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that ‘individuality’ is the key to success – Robert Orben

You know what has made me the happiest I’ve ever been? Seeing my son and daughter graduate from college. More than wanting them to be educated, I wanted them to be nice people. To see that they have become both is just a wonderful thing –
Gil Scott Heron

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE

MISSED OPPORTUNITY – Genesis 6: 1-7; 1 Samuel 16:

God makes it clear and plain that He puts an all out effort by His Holy Spirit to reach and constrain all men to seek Him and the ways of righteousness. He gives Himself to an honest and earnest endeavour to save people from adopting evil practices that can only lead to personal disaster and ruin. It is by and through the Holy Spirit, the inward voice of God within man working on the mind, spirit and conscience to prevent a spiralling procedure of sin that can only spell tragedy.

There are those people who say, “Why doesn’t God stop the people in and on their evil tracks and mission?” It has to be noted that God is a personal God and does deal with each personally. He seeks to encourage every individual to live a good and godly life and to restrain from all that is of an evil and destructive order. He does not leave anyone to the mercy of sin and evil unless they choose to proceed on such a course. He adopts all kinds of measures and ways by His Holy Spirit to talk to the mind and heart of each one so that there will be a rejection of all that is wrong. The important thing is not to silence the voice and activity of the Holy Spirit within us but always be sensitive to His call and direction.

Saul, the first king of Israel, fooled around with his God-given opportunities of really making good and discovered that God eventually left him. He failed to recognise the importance of listening to and immediately responding to God’s voice and plan. Things could have ended up so differently. Take time today to be conscious of the promptings and directions of the Lord within. Give room, time and space to hearing from God and acting according to His will. The worst thing that could happen to you is for God to withdraw from you and to cease to speak.

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